Dave was born and raised in Yorktown, New York. His radio career began in high school when he worked evenings and summers as an announcer for WVIP AM and FM in Mt. Kisco, New York. While attending Cornell University, Dave served as the news director of WTKO Radio, a small commercial station in Ithaca, New York. Dave began his full-time career as a reporter for WSB Radio in Atlanta where he worked until joining KIRO in 1978. Dave and his wife, Patti, have two daughters, Caitlin and Emilie.
His imaginative writing and instinct for news has won Dave dozens of local and national awards, including the coveted Clarion and Gabriel awards. In recognition for his outstanding work in broadcasting, Dave was named Media Inc.’s Person of the Year in both 1992 and 1994.
In the fall of 1992 Dave was selected by CBS to substitute anchor for The Osgood File while Charles Osgood was on vacation. He was the first network substitute for the feature.
Dave also writes and produces a syndicated feature on computers that is played on about 200 radio stations across the country. He also stars each summer in the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s annual stage productions.